My family doctor had me on Reglan (in an effort to mitigate reflux issues, by trying to get the food to move through the digestive tract more quickly.) I took it for 3-4 years without any side effects at all. I do know it has some bad side effects listed, but I can say that I never had a single one of them.
You can always watch for neurological quirks while you're on the drug. That's the way I handled it. If you begin with any of those symptoms, you could stop the medication, and you won't have continued issues. It's a good thing to be aware of the symptoms to watch for, in case you're sensitive to the drug, you'll know it's the culprit.
That said, I took it all those years, without a single issue.
It's your call, but it seems to me it's worth a try, if there's a chance it will help you feel more comfortable.
One of my doctors used to quote Thomas Aquinas when I was struggling over whether or not to try a new drug or procedure:
"If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever."
Good luck with your decision!
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“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”